Episode 269: A Chat with Jaimie Engle about Just Jake
There's nothing like chatting with an author who immerses herself in her writing in a way you totally get. Jaimie Engle isn't just a fabulous romance writer, she's also a screenwriter who has a movie that follows the same storyline as the book we're chatting about today. Listen in as we learn all about how she got started in screenwriting and... how it changed the writing process for her!
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This Book Isn't Just a Great Romance. It's Also a Heartwarming Movie!
I always wondered if screenwriting would be a great way to write a really detailed outline for a book, and the verdict is in. According to Jaimie Engle, the answer is a resounding yes.
But for me, the most exciting story was how she was just talking to a guy about movies, heard what they were looking for, said she'd have something to him, and boom! Off she went to learn how to do it and get that sucker sold! Way to go, Jaimie!
Not only that, but she also went the extra mile in publishing her novel. All the bonus and other stuff you can find on her WEBSITE (with the special QR code at the end of the book) are so much fun! Like she has a SONG from the book? WHAT???
Just Jake by Jaimie Engle
Amber Gibson, Entrepreneur
Life is perfect. Amber runs Pops Place, a popular downtown Colorado Springs diner and a staple her parents passed down upon retirement. She also teaches music to underprivileged kids at The Music Center, where they put on a concert during Octoberfest at the Mining Museum each year. Amber’s happy with life just the way it is. Until her ex-boyfriend Jake comes back on the scene.
Jake Collins, Superstar.
Life is perfect. Jake’s a country music sensation discovered on TikTok by manager Marvin Banks. With fawning fans, cash in his pockets, and traveling on tour, Jake’s got it all. Except for the passion to write his next hit. He’s not feeling it anymore and can’t figure out what’s missing. Jake’s sent back home, where he runs into high school sweetheart, Amber Gibson.
Like most second-chance romances, the prospects don’t look promising for Amber and Jake’s reunion tour. But then, he connects with her newest student, Joaquin, a boy with Jake’s same musical talents and abusive father. As Jake’s falling in love with her students, Amber’s falling back in love with him.
He never stopped loving her…but his proposal may not be the one she’s expecting.
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